President for financial transparency at all institutions

DHAKA, President M Abdul Hamid today asked all

custodians of public money to play more strong role to ensure financial

transparency at all ministries and institutions.

The President came up with the call as a delegation of Comptroller and

Auditor General (CAG) of Bangladesh led by CAG Mohammad Muslim Chowdhury

submitted its 39 audit and accounts reports to him at Bangabhaban here this

afternoon.

Receiving the report, the head of state said it is the duty and

responsibility of people concerned to ensure the proper use of public money

in the greater interest of the nation, President's press secretary Joynal

Abedin told BSS.

Thanking the CAG and others concerned for preparing the subject-wise

report, he said, This will help increase transparency at all ministries and

institutions in financial dealings . . . And public interest will be

preserved in spending government funds.

The President was apprised of different aspects of the Annual Audit and

Accounts Report for 2014-2015 fiscal and previous financial years by the CAG

in the meeting.

A total of 25 annual audit reports of 18 ministries and divisions

involving Taka 5539.22 crore, nine special audit reports of eight ministries

and divisions amounting to Taka 617:34 crore and five other accounts report

were submitted to the President during the visit. The other delegation

members included Deputy CAG (Accounts and Reports) Md Mahbubul Haque and

Additional CAG (Parliament) AKM Hasibur Rahman. Concerned secretaries to the

President were also present at the meeting.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)